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The central purpose of the United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV), located in Guimarães and hosted by the University of Minho, is to support the Member States of the United Nations in transforming the mechanisms of governance and building effective governance capabilities through strategic applications of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to contribute to sustainable development, social inclusion and active citizenship.
In fulfilment of its purpose, UNU-EGOV:
For more information, please visit the UNU-EGOV website.
UNU-EGOV is recruiting a Communications Assistant (graphic design) to provide creative, technical and editorial support to its communications function, research projects, and activities.
Under the overall authority of the head of UNU-EGOV, and the supervision of the programme and administrative services officer, the Communications Assistant (graphic design) will contribute to raise the awareness and profile of UNU-EGOV among its stakeholders by reinforcing its branding.
The position requires an understanding of how to best execute messages of the organisation in an engaging way and a sound command of both print and web skills. The day-to-day work entails producing print and online materials, as well as assisting with website maintenance, editorial tasks and general communications projects.
Successful candidates will carry out the following tasks:
1) Communication Design
2) Website Design and Maintenance
3) General Communications Tasks
Applications from suitably qualified women candidates are particularly encouraged.
This is a full-time employment for a fixed period of one (1) year (renewal will be subject to performance) on a Personnel Service Agreement (PSA) with UNU-EGOV. Qualified candidates interested in a part-time position may also be considered for the position.
The successful candidate will be employed in Guimarães, Portugal and will not hold international civil servant status nor be a “staff member” as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations.
Remuneration will commensurate with qualification and experience of the successful candidate.
Interested applicants should submit their applications (in English) by email to email@example.com indicating the reference number of the vacancy announcement (2017/UNU/EGOV/PSA/COM/106), and must include the following:
The applications received by the closing date will be evaluated by the Selection Committee against the required qualifications and experience. Candidates selected for the second phase will be invited for an interview and a written test related to the profile.
All candidates will be informed of the outcome of their applications.
UNU-EGOV, Campus de Couros, Rua de Vila Flor 166
4810-445 Guimarães, PORTUGAL
Tel.: +351 253 510 852